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Irma’s Impact

Storm-surge flooding casts a wide net By Bill Davis | Current Staff Writer With three major hurricanes having impacted Folly Beach over the past 24 months, it may be time for the barrier island community to get really serious about flooding. First was Joaquin in September of 2015,...

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The Folly Boat Sets Sail

After 28 years, beloved local landmark is on the move again By Lorne Chambers | Editor While the buzz on Folly over the last several weeks has surrounded the disappearance of our beloved Folly Boat on Sept. 11 when the high storm surge from Hurricane Irma floated...

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Folly Shows Love for V.I.

Locals show their support for U.S. Virgin Islands damaged during Hurricane Irma Special to The Current Living in a coastal community such as Folly Beach, last month was a reminder of just how quickly our whole world can change when dealing with Mother Nature. Luckily for us,...

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A Spooky Fun Time

47th annual Halloween Carnival brings Family-fun to the Folly River Park Special to The Current On Tuesday, Oct. 31 the Folly Beach Halloween Carnival returns this year for the 47th consecutive year. It was first held in 1970 on the Folly Pier. It’s now held at the...

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Ghouls On The Water

SUP-er Scary SUP Race returns Oct. 28 Special to The Current Charleston SUP Safaris and Flipper Finders are teaming up for a scary good time and a scary good cause from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 for the seventh annual SUPer Scary SUP Race in...

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Beach Blotter

Saturday, Sept. 2 Red Sox fan, go figure A Folly Beach Public Safety Officer was on patrol near Center Street around 1:15 a.m. when he was approached by two men who said there was another man “running around harassing people.” They described him as wearing a Boston...

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Don’t Rock The Boat

Despite stormy waters, the Folly Boat continues to be the community's canvas By Bill Davis | Staff Writer Ever since Hurricane Hugo spawned a tornado that lifted a boat from Backman’s Seafood Company along Sol Legare Road and deposited it alongside Folly Road, locals have had a...

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One More Win For Andy

Folly resident honors grandfather, professional baseball pioneer By Lorne Chambers | Editor For former Folly Beach City Councilman Charles McCarty, having a headstone placed on his grandfather’s grave is something that he has been working towards for decades. But it’s more than just a piece of...

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Painting Things in a Positive Light

Family Paints boat every year for kids’ birthdays By Lorne Chambers | Editor With some murals painting a negative light on the Folly Boat in recent months, it’s refreshing to hear about one Lowcountry family whose tradition epitomizes the spirit of Folly and this beloved Folly landmark. ...

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Beach Blotter — September 2017

Wednesday, Aug. 2 Excretory Investigation The Responding Officer (R/O) was dispatched to an East Erie Avenue residence around 9:30 a.m. in reference to suspicious circumstances. Upon arrival, he met with the 33-year-old male complainant, who said he had gone to get into his truck that morning and...

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